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How we became human : mimetic theory and the science of evolutionary origins / edited by Pierpaolo Antonello and Paul Gifford.

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East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, [2015]

Physical description

liii, 351 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.


Coevolution and mimesis / William H. Durham -- Genes and mimesis : structural patterns in Darwinism and mimetic theory / Paul Dumouchel -- Maladaptation, counterintuitiveness and symbolism : the challenge of mimetic theory to evolutionary thinking / Pierpaolo Antonello -- Convergence between mimetic theory and imitation research / Scott Garrels -- The deepest principle of life : neurobiology and the psychology of desire / William B. Hurlbut -- The three Rs : retaliation, revenge, and (especially) redirected aggression / David P. Barash -- Violent origins : mimetic rivalry in Darwinian evolution / Melvin Konner -- Mechanisms of internal cohesion : scapegoating and parochial altruism / Zoey Reeve -- A mediatory theory of hominization / Giuseppe Fornari -- Animal scapegoating at Çatalhöyük / René Girard -- Self-transcendence and tangled hierarchies in Çatalhöyük / Jean-Pierre Dupuy -- Rethinking the Neolithic revolution : symbolism and sacrifice at Göbekli Tepe / Paul Gifford and Pierpaolo Antonello -- Intrinsic or situated religiousness : a Girardian solution / Warren S. Brown, James Van Slyke, and Scott Garrels -- Homo religiosus in mimetic perspective : an evolutionary dialogue / Paul Gifford.


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